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Golden soft was the light that swiftly flew, 
as whistling rain pelted majestic oaks. 
And, the soaked birds began to cry for you 
as Nature silently wrapped up its cloaks, 

thirsty for coming dawn, so bold and new. 

Silver Maples fluttered in the wind 
where fast asleep the rabbits hid away; 
all the beauty we wish would never end, 
the brightened colors of each joyful day, 

as Nature's glory flowed out to transcend. 

Still, in the silence, a flowing stream sang 
a melody of bygone days and stones 
skipping from little hands as flat slates sprang 
and lent a lilt of laughter to each tone. 

Can you taste the winds as the seasons flow? 

The comfy scent of wood smoke on the breeze 
recalls the snap of pine cones in the hearth 
or trudging through forest deep for downed trees 
to bring home for a Yuletide's start. 

Water, wood, metal, fire, are God’s gifted plan. 

Robert Lindley & Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/26/2016 6:45:00 AM
Love this, Robert and Debbie. A beautiful expression of the blessings we enjoy in nature's path. An easy seven for me.
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Date: 1/12/2016 8:59:00 AM
Classic, intelligent, sublime and graceful. As usual, yet another excellent piece from you dear poet. Happy new year once again
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Date: 12/22/2015 2:13:00 PM
Nice poem
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Date: 12/9/2015 2:22:00 PM
Very well written. This poem stirs me to ponder the simple things in life we often take for granted.
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Date: 12/4/2015 7:03:00 PM
Congrats my friend, your verses set this poem ! Did you see, its in the current top hot hundred? It was and is great honor for me to write with you my friend.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 12/4/2015 7:26:00 PM
Really! How cool is that Robert!
Date: 12/4/2015 12:12:00 AM
Terrific, you work so well together. A #7 and a fave for me, thanks both. Viv
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Date: 12/2/2015 12:53:00 PM
Nice alchemy in this fine work. I liked the photo you chose as well! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/1/2015 7:27:00 PM
Debbie, your verses are wonderful added to Roberts, you both penned a lovely poem, a stunning 7 ~
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 12/1/2015 7:29:00 PM
Thanks Constance!
Date: 12/1/2015 5:53:00 PM
Another fabulous collaboration poem - I especially loved the final stanza - really touched the senses:-) It's been fabulous reading all these collaboration poems and the uniqe slant each poet brings to them:-) hugs Jan xxhugs Jan xx
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 12/1/2015 7:08:00 PM
Yes you are so right an interesting exercise!
Date: 12/1/2015 3:27:00 PM
Hi Debbie! It is so interesting to see how all the collaborators have reacted to Robert's 'probe'. Your two lovely stanzas have added to the prestige of this co-write. Top marks to you:) ~ Regards // paul
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 12/1/2015 7:07:00 PM
Thanks Paul! How are you?
Date: 12/1/2015 6:17:00 AM
Very unique work excellent ending to the beginning..We definitely are individuals when it comes to writing..Enjoyed reading your version..Sara..Mine was using trees as Metaphors for something else..
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Date: 11/30/2015 8:50:00 AM
This is absolutely beautiful, Debbie and Robert. Great collaboration. T.J
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Date: 11/30/2015 8:20:00 AM
My dear friend, what truly wonderful verses you gave. A pleasure writing with you and hope you may consider doing so again. Your closing verses made this poem great! And thanks for your great advice and generous character my friend.... My next offer will be a romantic themed poem, hope you write for it as well.
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Date: 11/29/2015 9:08:00 PM
A beautiful Colaboration Debbie!
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 11/29/2015 10:11:00 PM
Thank you Richard - It was all Robert's idea ;)